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Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 1/20/15 Suffolk GOP chair LaValle gets retroactive pay OK Suffolk Republican chairman John Jay LaValle got the party’s executive committee late Tuesday to approve
Spin Cycle 1/20/15 Suffolk Dems pick candidate for 12th Legislative District Suffolk Democrats have picked veteran party activist Deborah Monaco to run for the 12th District
Spin Cycle 1/18/15 Harsh rhetoric dropped from SCCC land resolution Trying to mend a rift with county officials, Suffolk County Community College trustees last week
Spin Cycle 1/18/15 GOP chairman to check in with executive committee on salary Suffolk Republican Chairman John Jay LaValle said he will meet with his 23 member executive
Spin Cycle 1/11/15 Suffolk Leg. to convene, vote Thursday to set special election The Suffolk Legislature will hold a special meeting Thursday to approve the March 31 date
Spin Cycle 1/11/15 Suffolk: Kennedy taps Smithtown comptroller as chief deputy Suffolk's new county comptroller, John M. Kennedy, has named Smithtown Comptroller Louis Necroto as his
Spin Cycle 1/11/15 Suffolk's Bellone promotes Keyes of B'khaven to planning post Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone's aide Amy Keyes may have lost her race last fall
Spin Cycle 1/11/15 Suffolk to get part of escrow from failed Foley home sale The deal to sell Suffolk’s Foley nursing home for $36 million fell apart in March,

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